Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas


January 26, 2012

Washington, DC- Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today issued the following statement recognizing the 63rd India Republic Day:

"Today marks the 63rd India Republic Day, a day of pride and honor for Indians throughout the world. This signature date marks the signing of India’s constitution, giving birth to the largest democracy on earth. Best wishes to the people of India and those Americans of Indian heritage here in Texas on this historic day.

“The U.S.–India relationship is a special partnership between the world’s two largest democracies.  This bond encompasses shared values, commercial trade and mutual security. As a member of the India Caucus in Congress, I am committed to improving the relationship between these two great nations.”

Rep. Olson participated in a special flag raising ceremony to celebrate India Republic Day at the General Consul of India’s home in Houston.


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